Published on February 18th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 18/02/2016
D-AIZG Airbus A320-214 c/n 4324 Lufthansa to Lufthansa Technik hangar 15/02/16.
EI-LBT Boeing 757-2Q8(ET)/W 28170 Air Contractors Airtest from Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 16/02/16
EI-FJH Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42071 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 16/02/16.
F-GYAR Airbus A321-211 c/n 891 Air Méditerranée Ferried Kaunas-Shannon 17/02/16 by lessor.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus COO talks up A380 prospects
A new class of flyer
Bombardier offers 90-seat Q400 option
Bombardier Sees CSeries Quest Tilting to Europe, Americas
Cambodia Aviation Part 2: Bassaka Air and Sky Angkor Air expand with focus on Cambodia-China market
Egypt, Denmark to buy Russian Sukhoi airliners
French LCC Air Méditerranée goes into liquidation
First A321neo Suffers Tail Strike, Out Of Service For Weeks
How cheap flights and a clever layover strategy led to Iceland’s booming tourism industry
Okay Airways commits to 20 Boeing 737s
Oman Air buys coveted morning slot at Heathrow for record $75mn
SAS, Norwegian and Finnair. The Nordic three continue to carve out separate niches
Scoot CEO: 787 allows profitability going forward
ST Aerospace Adds Aircraft Leasing
Virgin Australia: Delivering on goals, but stronger performance expected in a favourable environment
20 firm orders to Aerion supersonic business jet for delivery in about 2023 so the wealthy 0.1% will fly twice as fast as others
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus increase frequency on Dublin – Liverpool route
Aer Rianta International wins Muscat duty free contract
Bombardier to cut up to 1,000 jobs in NI
Cloudstore wireless IFE to provide enhanced customer experience on Tigerair Australia services to Bali
Northern Ireland eyeing Indian market
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary talks taxes on Greek visit
Ryanair opens flights to Israel
Ryanair Opening Two Bases To Step Up Romanian Market
Ryanair: Poised To Capture Market Share
Ryanair: Regional airport deal should have included traffic growth pledge
30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Aer Lingus Cadets Charity Plane push challenge for Breast Cancer Research: http://bit.ly/1Kxhleb
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 February 2016: http://bit.ly/1Kjw8cx
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-02-2016: http://bit.ly/1ThtIfP
Ryanair adds third Learjet 45 to fleet supporting network expansion: http://bit.ly/1OcasK6
Tweets of the day:
@e_russell .@AirCanada has signed an LOI with @BBD_Aircraft for 45 firm CS300s and 30 options. Deliveries begin in 2019.
@e_russell The CS300s will be used to replace the remaining 25 E190s in @AirCanada’s mainline fleet, the Montreal-based carrier says.
@R_Wall @AirCanada says it has signed LOI with @Bombardier to buy 45 CS300 jets + options for 30 more — with rights to switch to CS100.
@winglets747 Qatar Airways will launch new cabin products at the end of 2016. Qatar will patent the products so other airlines cannot copy (easily).
@winglets747 Qatar received 3m visitors in 2015 & expects this to increase 33% to 4m by 2020. Qatar Airways will obviously grow much much more than 33%.
Today’s Video Picks:
Boeing sees strong aircraft orders from Asia
European airlines in a sweet spot: Barclays analyst
Malaysia Airlines delays sale of A380s
Oil Shouldn’t Be Below $50: Qatar Airways CEO
Qatar Air to Seek Compensation for Delays in Getting A320neos